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Born, May 30, 1979 in New York City, Jones was raised in Texas by her single mother and never knew her father as child; to this day, she is reluctant to discuss him in interviews, although she does concede that they now have a close relationship. However, while Shankar wasn't around to influence her musically during her formative years, Jones drifted toward music on her own and discovered jazz while attending the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, where she won two Down Beat Student Music Awards in 1996 (for Best Jazz Vocalist and Best Original Composition) and one in '97 (for Best Jazz Vocalist). She then attended the University Of North Texas for two years, where she worked on a degree in jazz piano, before deciding to take a break from her education to move back to New York. There, she formed her own band with guitarist Jesse Harris, bassist Lee Alexander, and drummer Dan Rieser, and began gigging around the Greenwich Village jazz/folk club scene.